All 30 NBA Head Coaches, Ranked

28. Ryan Saunders — Minnesota Timberwolves

Head Coaching Experience(s): Minnesota Timberwolves (2018-)
Head Coaching Record: 17-25 (reg. season), 0-0 (postseason)
Accolades: Assistant coach for Washington Wizards (2009-2014), Minnesota Timberwolves (2014-2019)

In one of the feel-good stories of 2018, Saunders stepped in as head coach of the Timberwolves after former president and coach Tom Thibodeaux stepped down. Saunders, 33, became the youngest coach in the league, and has successfully followed in the footsteps of his late father, Flip, who also coached the Timberwolves for a spell. Saunders has endeared himself to the young players in Minnesota, and could be the team’s long-term answer after signing a multi-year deal back in May of 2019.

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